Yesterday I read THIS and thought, “Boy, do I miss the wildlife when I’m out here, at sea”. About 10 minutes later, I stepped out on deck to get to the mechanic’s shop for a roll of shrink wrap and I see a pod? of dolphins swimming by. About 4-50 of the happy, little bastards. They were just quietly swimming past the ship, paying us no mind. I whistled and clapped, like I do when I want to stand on my porch like a jackass while my dog is off screwing the neighborhood bitches, or whatever he does when he pretends I’m not calling him.
The whole damn bunch turned as one and swam up closer to the ship. The show began. Tail smacking, leaps, flips and general tomfoolery lasting for about 20 minutes. At one point, I would clap and one would smack his/her tail on the water. If I clapped twice-you got it, two tail smacks. I don’t miss wildlife quite so much now, but I can’t help wonder if Sea World is missing part of their act.